Raindrop writes "'If you could make male mortality rates the same as female rates, you would do more good than curing cancer.', according to a New Scientist report on male mortality rates." What a great sound bite - I'd highly recommend using that one with politicians. The study spanned 20 countries again confirms the urgency of the "death gap" issue.
Ray writes "Now, from MND, another sensational story of domestic violence from the category of: "I don't need no stinking steam roller." A man is run over, flat as a pancake, dead as a doornail and this is no “Road Runner” cartoon. Now, here’s the shocker: $30,000.00 [bail] and she’s back out on the street. I guess when a woman kills her husband she’s no longer a threat to society, since in this case, the only one she had to kill is now laid out on the slab. Way to go Ms. you really showed that cheating man. We can’t wait to see the rest of the circus." The woman has been charged with first degree murder. His daughter watched him die. $30k bail?
Don Koberg sent us a press release about a new compilation of men's writings, entitled It's a Dick Thing: Secret Thoughts of Silent Men. The book was contributed to by thirty-three men and covers all kinds of perspectives related to maleness. "When silent men speak to confess, advise, laugh, question, brag a bit, and repair, anything is possible. The silence of the male is herewith broken." The press release is downloadable in MS Word format.
Another story in Australia's The Age offers more information about the "blackshirts," a group of men who are aggressively protesting they way they are treated by the family court system by publicly shaming vindictive ex-wives and using other controversial methods, which some claim is harassment. According to a spokesman for the group, the blackshirts support fascism, and claim that the Nazi's weren't fascists. To me, this is a big disappointment, and I hope the public does not make an association with the men's movement and this radical group.
Mark Thundercloud. writes "I haven't seen the anti-male Progressive Insurance commercial in about a week or so. Does anybody know whether that abominbale thing has been taken off the air, or not? Did we win?"
Ronn submitted Henry Makow's latest article, NWO Tyranny: Men are Being Kicked in the Teeth, which outlines the all too common story of a man who begins to struggle being a provider for his family, whose wife gets fed up with him, brings false accusations against him, and divorces him and takes his children away. With so many men seeing this fate, it's frustrating that so few will heed the warning before it's too late. But this story must be told again and again until people listen.
This article from New Hampshire's Union Leader shocked me. It's about a woman who emptied a revolver at her boyfriend, hitting him once in the leg, and who in the end received a suspended sentence. The defense's main strategy was to claim that her condition of bulimia caused mental instability. I don't think that changes the fact she would have killed this guy if she had experience with aiming handguns. But we definitely have to blame the man in this case too, who pleaded, "That woman has been punished enough. . .Let her go free" to the judge. Sheesh.
bernee writes "In the Australian State of Victoria, men who have had the not uncommon run in with the family Court and have lost access to their children, homes etc and have their very livelihood threatened by Child Support Agencies have formed a group called "Blackshirts." This group engages in 'guerilla' tactics to get their message across. They have been threatened with prosecution by the government if they don't desist in their protests. The full story and other links are here. There is also a facility for feedback on the articles and topic."
More than one woman-journalist thinks statutory rape is acceptable or even wonderful, when women commit it against boys. In this review of Tadpole, entertainment writer, Christy Lemire, pays lips service to equality and opposition to the sexual abuse of male children by saying, "Somehow — and admittedly, this sounds hypocritical — it's OK when Diane's flirty friends slip their business cards to Oscar over afternoon tea." After that, though, she goes on to say, "two old friends have a brief heart-to-heart in Central Park about the morality of the affair — then the movie returns to laughing about it." She also says, "Diane (Bebe Neuwirth), recognizes something intriguing about this young man, and has no qualms about seducing him when he's had too much to drink." And Ms. Lemire describes the movie as, "a pleasant surprise — it's funny and sharp, sweet and poignant."
Perhaps we should contact Bebe Neuwirth to let her know how cute and wonderful it is when she rapes drunk boys. We might also contact the article's author, Christy Lemire, to let her know that, as long as she pays lip service to recognizing the hypocrisy, the raping of boys by women really is "funny and sharp, sweet and poignant."
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the authorities in Nazi Germany often turned their backs, when German gentiles raped Jews.
I thought I would give everyone an update on the "status" of the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Men. While the commission will consist of seven members, with one spot reserved for a member from the NH University system, there have been a lot of applicants for the commission (possibly two dozen or so). The names of those nominated by Governor Shaheen will be released on August 14, at which time the governor's council will invite feedback from the public on the nominees. The final approval of the commission nominees will take place two or more weeks later. The public feedback period will be a critical time when NH residents can show support for candidates they believe are pro-male, and discourage the appointment of those who may be applying in order to sabotage the commission's goals.
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